The Rise and Fall of a Flickr Photo
If you post photos to Flickr, you can see the views accumulate and then dramatically decline until there are few or no daily views. This is expected, but what determines how many views are received and how rapidly the decline occurs? Is there a relationship between the views on an individual image and its associated album? Is there a reverse relationship such that a popular image can bring views to other associated images in the album?
One of my images, On a Very Warm Day, got some extra attention when it was invited to the group Explore. I hadn’t heard of it before, but once there the counts climbed dramatically, exceeding 1000 in a matter of hours. I have a few images that exceed 1000 views, but it is usually after several months or even years. While it is an appealing image, it was still a surprise. But given this opportunity, I watched the statistics a bit more closely.